Hon. Lee Yeakel See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.5 - 9 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating

What others have said about Hon. Lee Yeakel


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18500
He's a very pleasant man, very courteous and is not hard to try a case before him. However, he shows a distinct leaning towards plaintiffs in civil cases, and his evidentiary rulings show it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11590
I have tried several cases before Judge Yeakel and he is among the best judges, state or federal, I have worked with. He is bright, usually correct, and consistently fair to both sides. And he lets you try your case, good or bad.


Comment #: 9751
Yeakel has shown a open bais toward Pro-Se Paintiffs and Defendants.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9211
Yeakel has a perfect judicial temperment. My only complaint is that he can take too long to decide things. It is a pleasure to appear in his court and I think I measure all federal judges against his benchmark in my mind.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4714
An excellent and well-respected judge, well-liked by the bar. A great judge, who believes in jury trials and does not resolve cases on motions. Hard to find a better judge. I've had many cases in front of him, and he's always been courteous and fair. He is also a pleasant person and engaging.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1466
I appeared before Judge Yeakel when he was an appellate judge on the Texas Court of Appeals in Austin. I have also had some contact with Judge Yeakel at community functions. He has impressed me as a judge and person.